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Silvia Santos, Follow the Camino
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  • For a more serene journey along the world-renowned Camino de Santiago, the coastal portion of Camino Portuguese—one of its routes—is the top pick. This unique path traces Spain’s scenic shoreline, guiding you through charming Atlantic fishing villages, rocky cliffs, and historic towns in the company of like-minded women over 8 days. But the route is more than just a pretty face—it carries the weight of history, following in the footsteps of pilgrims, traders, and conquerors, who have traveled the path for centuries. Begin your journey in Oia, savoring delectable oysters, lobsters, and scallops, and conclude your pilgrimage in the holy Santiago de Compostela. Accommodations, most meals, and luggage transfers are arranged for you!

    • Arrive in Oia and settle into your hotel. Relax on your first night in the beautiful coastal village, which is also home to the Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Oya.
      Meals: Dinner
      Accommodation: Hotel A Raina

      Self guided walking along the Camino de Santiago

    • Departing from Oia, walk along a coastal footpath with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Cies islands. Stay in Baiona for the night.
      Meals: Breakfast and dinner
      Hiking: 17.4 km / 10.8 miles
      Accommodation: Hotel Bahia Bayona

      Baiona town

    • Today you’ll be walking alongside a sandy beach for most of the day, with plenty of opportunities to stop in local cafes. You’ll then enter a typical Galician entrance of Vigo and its maze of streets before entering the city and its long sandy beach.
      Meals: Breakfast and dinner
      Hiking: 25.8 km / 16 miles
      Accommodation: Hotel Junquera

      Coastal hike along the Camino

    • You’ll be transferred from Vigo to the start of today’s walk in Redondela (10 km). Once there, you’ll join the traditional Camino Portuguese. You’ll start to see more pilgrims along the Camino, pass through typical Galician landscape with rural areas, and lush green eucalyptus forests. Before the halfway mark, you’ll cross Ponte Sampaio where Napoleon troops were defeated. Finally you’ll reach Pontevedra, with a lovely center, cider bars, and restaurants.
      Meals: Breakfast and dinner
      Hiking: 34.3 km / 21.3 miles
      Accommodation: Hotel Alda Estacion Pontevedra

      Hiking through vineyards on the Camino

    • Passing chestnut groves, the Camino runs parallel to the railway for a while. After passing through the hamlet of Ponte Cabras, you’ll encounter the rectory of Santa Maria de Alba, tucked away among pine and eucalyptus trees. Emerging from the dense woods of Lombo de Maceira, you’ll see a statue of Saint James the pilgrim. After passing through the lovely village of Tibo and its fountain, reach Caldas De Reis.
      Meals: Breakfast and dinner
      Hiking: 21.1 km / 13.1 miles
      Accommodation: Hotel O Cruceiro Center Caldas

      Bridge in Pontevedra along the Camino

    • Exiting the town, take a bridge over the river Umia that leads you to a fountain of hot springs water that has lent the town its name in Roman times. Camino continues gently uphill through the woods, to the hamlet of Santa Marina. Going downhill, cross the river Fonteno. Finally, following the Camino lined with pine trees, catch up again with the river as you arrive in Padron. Padron is famous for being the first land sighted by the ship bearing the body of St. James.
      Meals: Breakfast and dinner
      Hiking: 18.9 km / 11.7 miles
      Accommodation: Pazo De Lestrove Hotel

      Hike through a Spanish town

    • The Camino passes through many small villages before arriving at the Baroque sanctuary of A Esclavitud. On a hilltop to the left, you’ll see abandoned ruins of Castro Lupario fort. Soon you’ll reach the oldest wayside crosses in Galicia. As you near Agro dos Monteiros, Santiago de Compostela spires come into view. Finally, the Camino goes by the ruins of the A Rocha Vella castle, before entering Santiago de Compostela.
      Meals: Breakfast and dinner
      Hiking: 25.1 km / 15.6 miles
      Accommodation: Hotel Lux Santiago

      Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela

    • Your Camino Frances tour has come to an end. If you’d like to stay longer in the area, just ask your guides for some recommendations!
      Meals: Breakfast

      Santiago de Compostela city

    • What you get on this adventure:

        • An experienced hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
        • 8-day women’s only walking tour along Camino Portuguese (either the Coastal Portion of the Final 100 km)
        • Most breakfasts and dinners (as listed in the itinerary)
        • Accommodation during the tour (2-3* hotels or equivalent)
        • Luggage transfers
        • Holiday or Pilgrim Pack by your guides — pilgrim passport, luggage tag, route notes or guidebook (if you have requested a hard copy)
        • 24/7 Customer service

      What’s not included:

        • Transportation to and from the starting/end point
        • Lunch and drinks
        • Insurance
        • Premium accommodation — available upon request
        • Airport pick-up — available upon request
        • Additional nights — available upon request
        • Day tours — available upon request
        • Guide gratuities — optional
    • The most important thing about women’s only Camino Portuguese walking tour is that you enjoy the journey at your own pace. Whether you’re a very fast or a slow walker, we encourage you to enjoy the trail. Having said that, being in good walking shape is still required. The trails have plenty of opportunities to rest and recover, and you’ll be accompanied by a support vehicle that can help you shorten or lengthen the walking stages if needed.

      You’ll be doing between 11 and 28 km a day (7 to 17 miles), carrying a daypack of things you might need on the trail. Don’t worry about the baggage, though, as the support vehicle will carry everything for you!

      Hiking consecutive full days can be quite strenuous. In preparation for your hike, your guides recommend doing some 5-10 mile (8-16 km) walks – including some uphills and downhills with a loaded backpack.

    • Here’s a list of clothing we recommend bringing:

        • Clothes made from quick-drying fabrics (avoid cotton)
        • Leisure clothing and footwear for the evenings
        • Spare clothes for layering
        • Waterproof rain jacket
        • Fleece pullover or jacket
        • Quick-dry short-sleeved and long-sleeved tops
        • Quick–dry walking pants (consider the ones that zip off to make shorts)
        • Waterproof pants — optional (unless it’s very cold, it’s usually best to hike in shorts, but feel free to bring these pants if you’d feel more comfortable)
        • Hiking boots or shoes
        • Hiking socks
        • Sunhat
        • Gloves

      Here’s a list of other equipment we suggest you bring:

        • Daypack large enough to carry everything you might need throughout the day
        • Hydration bladder or a water bottle
        • Sunglasses
        • Hiking poles — optional
        • Earplugs — optional
        • Basic first aid essentials, such as blister protection
        • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, etc.)
        • Camera — optional (but recommended)

      Your guides will take care of all luggage handling and transportation for the duration of your tour. This means that you’ll leave your bags with your guide in the morning, and they’ll handle the details of getting them into the next hotel room. Luggage is transferred on the days that you are walking to a different hotel. We ask you to have it ready at reception at 8.00 so as to make sure we can deliver your luggage and others as early as possible in the afternoon. The luggage transfer is limited to 1 bag per person with a maximum weight of 15 kg per bag. Additional bags can be transferred for an extra €10 per bag per transfer.

    • Accommodation for the duration of your tour is based on a number of criteria, including location, comfort, services, price, and character. Though accommodation on the Camino is limited, your guides will always try to book something that is near the Camino as well as the historical center of the city. Expect hotels of a 3* standard in larger cities, while for the smaller villages and towns, your guide choose hotels or guesthouses of a 2* standard. Exceptions may be made.

    • Your guides are determined to provide you with the best available food on the Camino. Each night, you can expect traditional meals or tapas prepared with fresh and local products. A table will always be reserved for your group at the end of the day in one of your guides’ favorite restaurants along the trail.

      Any special dietary requirements or allergies can be accommodated, just let us know in time so they can be taken into consideration.

    • Group sizes and prices:

        • For these women’s only Camino Portuguese walking tours, the usual client to guide ratio is 16:1. That’s also the maximum group size.
        • It takes a minimum of 7 people for this tour to operate.
        • The cost does not decrease as the group grows.

      Women’s only Camino Portuguese tours can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

      Min. age requirements:

        • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
        • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

      If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

    • Depending on the tour you choose, your starting point is either in Oia or Tui. To get there, it’s best to fly into Santiago–Rosalía de Castro Airport (SCQ). From there, your guides can either arrange airport transfers to the meeting point for an additional fee or you can reach them by yourselves. You can rent a car, take a bus or a train and it could take you anywhere between 1 and 2.5 hours.

    • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.

      We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Spain and Portugal, please refer to requirements for travel to Spain.

      Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

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